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Jul 22

Immigration Services for the 21st Century: Next Steps

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Within the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office (USCIS) is responsible for all immigration administrative duties of this country, such as approving applicants for citizenship.  Unfortunately, USCIS is well known for infinite backlogs of applications.  Regardless of immigration policies that may be pushed through Congress in the coming years, it will be moot if the USCIS is not capable of implementing them.  Each year the USCIS Ombudsman releases a report listing several recommendations that would improve the function of USCIS.   Join us as Michael T. Dougherty, the USCIS Ombudsman, speaks on the findings of the 2008 Annual Report and for two expert commentaries regarding further recommendations for USCIS reforms.

More About the Speakers

Michael T. Dougherty
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Doris Meissner
Senior Fellow,
Migration Policy Institute